PLANNING FOR COASTAL RECREATION OPPORTUNITIES NEAR LARGE URBAN AREAS: A STUDY RELATING TRANSPORTATION AND RECREATION

Recreation research is traditionally either behavior-oriented or directed towards methodologies for economic benefit evaluation of recreation projects; recreation planning generally produces a document indicating how, when and where recreation opportunities are to be provided. General recreation research and functional planning are seldom mutually influential nor do they provide the basis for informed decision making by the public. A sensitivity approach is proposed to develop information on level and geographic distribution of recreational visitation, a key input towards determining the final implications associated with recreation plans. An approach is presented for modeling the accessibility of recreation resources as a function of demand for activities, supply of opportunities, and the highway network connecting demand centers and supply zones. The specific case of planning for coastal recreation opportunities along the California Central Coastal Zone near the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose and Fresno metropolitan areas was used to demonstrate the usefulness of the methodology in functional recreation planning.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Completion Report.
  • Corporate Authors:

    INTASA

    Menlo Park, CA  United States 

    Office of Water Research and Technology

    C Street between 18th and 19th Streets, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20242
  • Authors:
    • Lijesen, D P
    • Snir, Y
    • Rosing, J
    • Skurski, K
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 122 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094247
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OWRT-C-5213(4234)(1)
  • Contract Numbers: DI-14-31-0001-4234
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1976 12:00AM